Former Tennessee RB Jalen Hurd shook the foundation of Vol nation with his decision to leave the program in the middle of the season.
And while many around the situation had voice their opinion since the news broke on Monday– Tennessee coach Butch Jones, Hurd’s mother and the running back’s stepfather— we had not heard from the man himself.
Until Sunday night.
That’s when the running back took to Twitter to explain his decision to leave the Tennessee football program. Inside his letter, which was capture in two screenshots from his iPhone and posted to his Twitter account, Hurd mentions undisclosed injuries, including a concussion, as the reason he did not play against Texas A&M. He also addresses the issue of offensive scheme, which had long been rumored to play a part in his issues with the program.
He finished by praising Tennessee fans, calling the fan base “one of the best in the country.”
Here’s a look at the full letter:
Hurd finishes his three-year career at Tennessee with 2,638 yards rushing and 20 rushing touchdowns on 589 career rushing attempts.